Welcome to Midtown
Midtown is the NYC of postcards: Times Square and Broadway theaters, Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, Tiffany & Co Fifth Ave and soaring canyons awash with yellow taxis and crowds. Cultural knockouts include MoMA, the New York Public Library and the Morgan Library & Museum, with hedonistic thrills beckoning on the food-packed, gay-friendly streets of hip Hell's Kitchen
Top experiences in Midtown
Viator VIP:Empire St Bldg, Statue of Liberty, 9/11
Your VIP tour of New York starts bright and early, but it’ll be worth it when you gain first access to the Empire State Building for the day. Meet your guide in front of the this world-famous architectural stunner. From there, head in for a crowd-free elevator ride to the 86th floor for awe-inspiring views of Manhattan on the main deck.When you’re done viewing the city from above, see it from ground level by joining your guide on an open-top bus tour of Midtown. Pass New York Public Library, Bryant Park, Times Square and many other well-known sites before arriving at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, home to the Space Shuttle Enterprise. Following a journey to New York by 747 jumbo jet and river barge, the space shuttle went on display in July 2012 inside a special pavilion that celebrates its rich history and offers an innovative and interactive visitor experience. Your guide will lead you to the front of the line before the exhibition opens so you can go straight in with your skip-the-line ticket for maximum time to view this thrilling new exhibition that showcases science, technology and engineering. Bonus: You can also explore the USS Intrepid, an aircraft carrier housed at the museum.Next, board a hop-on-hop-off cruise with your guide at Pier 79. Hop off at Battery Park, where you'll take a walking tour through the world-famous financial center of Wall Street on your way to the 9/11 Memorial. See the twin reflecting pools, inscribed with the names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the terrorist attacks, that sit exactly where the Twin Towers once stood. Inside the memorial, the guided portion of your tour ends at approximately 1pm. Upgrade for 2pm admission to the National September 11 Memorial Museum (aka the 9/11 Museum) when you book for a chance to browse the many multimedia displays, archives, narratives and authentic artifacts that commemorate the September 11 victims and their families. (See Important Info for pricing and other details.) If you choose the tour-only option, you can then continue your sightseeing independently with a hop-on-hop-off cruise at your leisure; your ticket is valid for the rest of the day. If the museum option is selected, your cruise ticket is valid for the rest of the afternoon and the entire next day, giving you plenty of time to discover New York's waterfront sights. The cruise makes two more stops at historic South Street Seaport and the Fulton Ferry landing in Brooklyn for a leisurely cruise to enjoy views of the Statue of Liberty and time to reflect on your VIP tour of New York City.Viator VIPs feature travel experiences not typically available to the general public — from behind-the-scenes access to private viewings and VIP service — at many of the world’s top attractions, often with no lines and no crowds. Viator VIP tours are not available from other 3rd-party online sellers.
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Meet your guide in Midtown Manhattan and drive through Times Square, continuing to St Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center to see NBC Studios and Radio City Music Hall.The tour continues on Fifth Avenue to Madison Square Park, with great photo ops of the Empire State Building and Flatiron Building.Next, visit the 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church, the historic church where many people took refuge as the World Trade Center collapsed during the 9/11 attacks.Then venture to the South Street Seaport, a historic district with some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan and the site of New York City’s original port. From Pier 17, board a 1-hour luxury boat cruise that offers spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Manhattan and New Jersey skylines, Governor’s Island and the Brooklyn Bridge. Enjoy lively narration as you cruise around New York Harbor.After the cruise you will continue uptown to Central Park. Pass by Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center and the Dakota, the apartment building where John Lennon lived, then walk across the street into Central Park to visit the Strawberry Fields memorial to him.Your experienced guide shares informative commentary throughout the day as you hop off the bus to see the sights and get great photos. At the end of this comprehensive 5-hour New York City tour, your guide returns you to your starting point in Midtown.
New York Harbor Hop-on Hop-off Cruise including 9/11 Museum Ticket
After departing from Pier 79 in Midtown, the cruise will stop at World Financial Center, a short walk from the National September 11 Museum, where you have timed admission. Inside the museum, you'll have unlimited time to browse the exhibits before rejoining your cruise. In addition to the 9/11 Museum, this exciting tour gets you close to such iconic sites as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and Governors Island, just to name a few!Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for one day, allowing you to design your own sightseeing itinerary for your trip to the Big Apple. Hop on and off as often as you want, and enjoy informative and amusing commentary as you go! The boats will give you up-close views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge many more New York City sights.By traveling around the city on the cruise, you’ll beat the infamous New York traffic and enjoy easy access to hundreds of sites like the 9/11 Memorial Memorial, Chelsea Piers, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Times Square, DUMBO and Williamsburg. Boats depart regularly throughout the day from six stops (see Itinerary section below for stops) so you can plan your day around your sightseeing!
New York TV and Movie Tour
Make your way to Midtown Manhattan to board a comfortable coach where you’ll meet your guide, a New York City actor who has appeared in movies or on television. Upgrade for priority seating that includes pre-boarding in the first four rows for close access to the guide. During the 3-hour narrated tour you’ll see familiar buildings from TV’s most popular shows and movie locations. In addition to showing you a number of celebrity homes, your guide points out where the cast of Glee performed the song 'I Love New York' and hot spots from Person of Interest, Girls, The Mysteries of Laura, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and more. Visit the gang’s apartment building from Friends and the park featured in The Mindy Project and When Harry Met Sally; stop by McGee's Pub, the inspiration for MacLaren's in How I Met Your Mother, and see the pub that Michael Keaton hung out at in Birdman; and glimpse the hotel featured in American Hustle. Throughout the years, New York City has made a starring turn in hundreds of films and TV shows, from classic comedies to modern melodramas. See some of the most recognizable real-life scenes on this TV and movie location tour. Your tour begins in Midtown Manhattan, where you’ll hop aboard a comfortable coach and meet your guide — a local actor and expert in New York movie history. Upgrade your tour for priority seating to sit in the first four rows of the coach. Then it’s lights, camera, action! as you cruise around Manhattan to see dozens of recognizable TV and movie locations. Stop outside the famous Friends apartment to relive the glory days of the ‘90s sitcom, and see the spot where the cast of Glee performed ‘I Love New York.’ Cruise by the pub that inspired McLaren’s on How I Met Your Mother and a local park that features prominently in The Mindy Project and rom-com classic When Harry Met Sally. Pass by the bar where Michael Keaton brooded in Best Picture-winner Birdman, a hotel seen in American Hustle, and the tiny soup restaurant made famous by Seinfeld. You’ll have stars in your eyes as you see many other city locations from titles like Person of Interest, I Am Legend, Ghostbusters, The Mysteries of Laura, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. After winding throughout Manhattan, your 3-hour tour ends back in Midtown. Please note: Tour locations are subject to change. This entertaining overview of Manhattan takes you on a journey to the Upper West Side and across Central Park to the Upper East Side before descending down Fifth Avenue through the East Village, Tribeca and the West Village, ending in Midtown. *Please note: Tour locations are subject to change.
New York City Night on the Town Tour
Departing from Midtown in the comfort of a climate-controlled deluxe Mercedes-Benz Sprinter minibus, your tour takes you first to the Meat Packing District for a fully-guided 30-45 minute walking tour of High Line Park.This historic park was constructed over the former High Line, an elevated freight railroad track that connected trains directly to factories and warehouses. These long forgotten tracks have been transformed into a spectacular park with public art and native greenery, and from your vantage point you'll enjoy views of the Hudson River at sunset.You'll transfer to South Street Seaport for a one-hour cruise of Manhattan Harbor. The spectacular New York skyline is a breathtaking sight to behold while you sail past the Statue of Liberty. End the evening with impressive views from the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center at the Top of the Rock Observatory. The three floors of indoor and outdoor decks offer the perfect panoramic view of New York City at night. The perfect way to complete your night out on the town!
New York City Food Cart Walking Tour
Sprinkled across Manhattan are some of the best dining experiences on the planet. No, not Michelin-starred restaurants – gourmet food carts! Over the past few years, food carts have gained popularity in New York City (among other cities across the country) and have grown from just a hot dog with ketchup to some of the best falafel you’ll find outside of Tel Aviv or the most flavorful curry this side of Mumbai.Follow your guide through either the Financial District or Midtown in search of six different cuisines for you to try. The selections your guide chooses will change just as frequently as the locations of the carts, so you’ll be in for a surprise! Possible food carts include Trini-Paki Boys, Souvlaki Truck or Wafels & Dinges and you can expect food like falafel, Korean short ribs and Mexican chocolate brownies.Lace up your walking shoes and bring your appetite!